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Il Brillo Parlante

Via della Fontanella 12, 00187 Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)
06-324-3334
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Ranked #902 of 8,388 restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $67
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, International, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Campo Marzio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Came here to share a pizza. Had the tomato, buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomato - very nice. Very quick service, place wasn't too busy and just off the via del corso. Would recommend the lunch but did not try dinner, other customer's pasta dishes looked very nice.

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Marsascala, Malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We ate here after a busy morning and it was just what we needed to unwind! The service was perfect, the atmosphere inside was great, and the food was extraordinary! It's a bit more expensive than some other restaurants in Rome, but the location and quality make it well worth it!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Il gabriello was not as expected. I ate better italian food in egypt. I had carbonare while my gf went for the pizza prosciutto. My pasta were average but my gf's pizza poor. However, the atmosphere is nice and the food is reasonably priced.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I am not Italian food fans and just chosen this restaurant because it is close to my hotel. The pizza is good. The lamb chop is over cooked and dried. The pasta is too salty and I don't like the cheese. The wine is fine. Service is OK. A bit crowded during dinner time.

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Dover, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My family and I just returned from Italy and I must say all restaurants we attended were good. However, ones especially was Il Brillo Parlante. The owner, Ignazio, and all waiters could not have been more attentive to us. We had to wait he said several minutes but because it was a little longer he gave us an appetizer and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great location off of Via del Corso. Good selection of food and wines at reasonable prices. Pizzas can be ordered both individually or in larger sizes. Salad and gnocchi were both fresh, delicious and of quality. Only thing lacking was personalized service from our server. Just took the order, delivered and took away the food, them provided the check.

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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Brillo Parlante, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for leaving your review. We are happy to know you appreciated our fresh food but at the same time we are sorry to know our staff was not totally efficient. It can happen when the restaurant is very busy, we are soorry it happened to you. Hoping to welcome you soon again and change your mind... More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good fettuccine but not too good on the cold cuts. The atmosphere is good but the house white was not the best. Nice interior. The waiters were nice, good location if u r going to the globe theatre.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This restaurant has a tiny upstairs frontage down an alley with a big space downstairs. This leads to the main issue we had, slow service; with us tucked away downstairs and the bar upstairs it meant the waiters weren't always around. That being said the food was decent and reasonably priced, so worth a visit if you're wanting a sit... More

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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Brillo Parlante, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review. We are happy to know you appreciated our pizza. Our staff was probably and mostly up stairs because during the summer season our customers prefer to eat in tipical roman outdoor area. We are sorry if we were not totally in line with your expectations. Hoping to welcome you soon again. Best Regards... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We tried Il Brillo Parlante because it was right down the street from the apartment we rented and it had quite a few good reviews. My wife had a pasta that was average at best and came served in some sort of what seemed to be weird cheese bowl. I had the lasagna which was quite good. Service was quite... More

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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Brillo Parlante, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for you review, we are sorry if the service was a bit poor, usually customers are very happy with us. Maybe in your case there was just too much people eating at the same time. High season can have (rarely) this kind of inconvenience, we are sorry about it. We are glad though you... More

Torino
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very nice food in a great location. Price is good too. I did like the service that much, but in general the dinner was very good and we enjoyed it a lot!! Highly recommended.

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GroupeValadier, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Brillo Parlante, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. We are glad you appreciated our restaurant and our very central location surrounded by the Spanish steps and the most beautiful shopping area of the city. Thank you so much for your kind words. Hoping to see you soon again. Best Reagards Guest Relation Leila More

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